Department of Human Development & Family Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
238 Health and Human Development Building
University Park, PA 16802.
I am currently a graduate student in the Child Brain Development lab in the department of Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. I completed my B.A. in Psychology and M.Sc. in Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin.
My work involves the use of psychophysiological measures and experimental paradigms in order to explore how factors at the biological and environmental/experiential levels of analysis interact to contribute to pathological behaviors. I am particularly interested in investigating the extent to which individual differences in reward processing, cost/risk estimation and error monitoring may reflect transdiagnostic mechanisms conferring vulnerability for the development of both internalizing and substance use disorders. Another area of interest is quantitative methods for social science, and I am an avid user of R, the open-source statistical software, particularly the 'tidyverse' suite of packages for data management and visualization.
Feel free to contact me if you have similar research interests, or if you would like to hear more about being a Human Development graduate student here at Penn State. You can also check out my Google Scholar or Twitter profiles.